Inclusion Advisory Group An initiative of CBM Global Disability Inclusion
Putting inclusion into practice
We partner with the disability movement to influence organisations, institutions and systems to realise the rights of people with disabilities. We believe that tailored input – communicated effectively, with the right people at the table – can help make inclusion a reality.
The Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) is an initiative of CBM Global Disability Inclusion. IAG is a global network of advisors, representatives and associates, working together in decentralised, local teams.
We work across Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific. Our largest and longest operating advisory hub is based in Australia with strong links to the Pacific and Asia.
We bring development and humanitarian policy and programming expertise provided in collaboration with the disability movement, who bring representation of their members, expertise and lived experience.
We offer localised advice and relationships backed by global evidence and learning, networks, and sector understanding.
CBM Global advisors offer a tried and tested approach, with quality assurance mechanisms, bringing credibility, experience and track record to clients.
Through one contract and partnership manager, clients can access multi-skilled teams of CBM advisors, the disability movement, associate advisors, and research partners.
We work with a diverse range of clients enabling us to bring insights and evidence from global to community level work.
The rights of the world’s one billion people with disabilities are enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which has now been adopted by over 180 countries. However, these rights are often not enjoyed in reality, and people with disabilities routinely face discrimination and barriers to their full inclusion and participation in society.
The Inclusion Advisory Group works for a more inclusive and equitable world where individuals, organisations and institutions actively practice and promote inclusion and protect rights under the CRPD.
We exist to support others to put inclusion into practice. We believe that tailored input, communicated effectively, with the right people at the table, can help make inclusion a reality.
As part of CBM Global – an international development and humanitarian organisation – we focus on creating change in low- and middle-income countries.
In partnership with the disability movement, we help create change in organisations and institutions through technical advice, change facilitation, capacity strengthening and sharing evidence of what works.
We provide advice to governments, UN agencies, development banks, management contractors and international and local NGOs. We work in partnership with the disability movement, according to their local priorities. We often work in blended delivery teams, made up of advisors in multiple locations, disability movement partners, as well as associate advisors/researchers. We work across development and humanitarian action.
We help to create change in organisations and institutions through technical assistance, change facilitation, capacity strengthening and sharing evidence of what works.